IHC accepts Cynthia Richie, Rehman Malik’s application to take back cases
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday accepted US blogger Cynthia D. Ritchie and Senator Rehman Malik’s applications for the withdrawal of cases they had filed against each other, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
IHC’s Justice Aamer Farooq accepted the applications.
Imran Feroze Malik Advocate said he had filed an application for the withdrawal of case against Rehman Malik on behalf of his client Cynthia D. Ritchie.
Similarly, counsel for Rehman Malik also withdrew the case against Cynthia.
Last year, Cynthia D Ritchie accused Rehman Malik of raping her in 2011. She alleged some key PPP figures were also involved in the crime.
According to her, she kept quiet for long because of threats. The blogger has thousands of followers on Twitter and her story remained top trend while she also went live on Facebook with the same blame.
The PPP leader denied any wrongdoing, describing her claims as derogatory and slanderous remarks and approached the Federal Investigation Agency Cybercrime Wing against Ritchie’s smear campaign.
Rehman Malik too served a defamation notice to Ritchie Ritchie moved the court seeking registration of a rape case against Rehman Malik but her request was rejected after the police reported the blogger neither produced evidence nor material on record to show that she had been harassed.